A Little Spring Fling

I love the weekends in the spring. They are usually really random for us, not knowing if Randall will be planting or  be at home. It all depends on the weather and lately we all know what that has been like, so he happened to be home all weekend. We all enjoyed going to an opera about Noah’s Ark on Friday night at  First Methodist (this is where Henry goes to school).  We then had friends over Saturday night. We love our church and the friends we have made. We grilled burgers and I made a fruit pizza. I must share that recipe sometime. I was left with a clean pan after supper. It was wonderful and super easy!

Sunday after church we headed to the Little Rock Zoo. We had never visited that zoo. Randall and I grew up going to the Memphis Zoo and that is the only one we have ever visited. We decided to branch out and take Henry. We loved it. It has just enough animals, more compact and easy to walk with a 3 year old and a stroller.

Henry was so cute admiring the zebras. Just like his mama! I love a zebra, you know. Henry wants to be just like his daddy. Hat, glasses and all! I love it more than words. If there was ever a man to be like, his daddy is the man. God give me a keeper of a man!

Henry has an inflatable pink flamingo “mink a mingo” from Bible school last year. He has beat it to death and it no longer holds air. He saw real live ones and he was most excited. He was talking about them in this photo…always talking, just like his mama!


Henry and I went to ride the train and Randall headed to get a funnel cake. He came back with some cotton candy for Henry. He had never tasted it and Randall wanted to introduce him to it. He loved it, of course. I just snickered thinking about my Peep trying to find me cotton candy at the arena where Jerry Clower was performing when I was little. He missed the whole first half trying to find me pink cotton candy. I loved that man and hope Jerry has performed the first half for him in Glory!

The zoo trip ended with a little photo in a cowboy hat, on a red tractor, in a field of corn. It gets no better than that, I say!

That speck of black is me in front of our state capitol. I have lived in Arkansas my whole life (except for about 6 years when I lived in Oklahoma while in college and in Tennessee and Mississippi after we married) and I have never seen it except from the interstate. Isn’t that sad?! Randall insisted I see it and he take my photo in front of it. It was funny stuff.

We left Little Rock and headed to see Randall’s grandmother at the nursing home and then we stopped and ate at the Bulldog. Henry and Randall are big fans of shrimp night and it is strawberry shortcake season, so we all scored big. If you are in Bald Knob during the spring, you must stop and get a shortcake and Sunday night is always fried shrimp night.

Now we are into another week of planting, swimming, and preparing for new things around here this spring. I look forward to what this next weekend might bring our way…you just never know around here!


Published by Abby Lee

Celebrating and decorating with purpose is my favorite thing to do. When I am not filling a tree with ornaments or throwing a birthday party for my golden doodle, I am being mom to a super cool tween son, the wife to a fine blue eyed man and selling real estate. I call northeast Arkansas home and when I am not loving on my people or celebrating in our space, I am using words to express myself here or on my podcast. Be sure to follow me! I am the co-author of a blog called Life with My Sister and have a podcast called Abby As-Is. You can also follow me on Instagram, Facebook, Pinterest and YouTube.

One thought on “A Little Spring Fling

  1. So glad you enjoyed the Little Rock Zoo. It has really grown and gotten a lot better. My girls love it. I have taken MK to the Memphis Zoo. It is really awesome. I want to take both girls sometime this summer.


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